Tuesday, November 27, 2012

here's what i've been doing the past 2 weeks-

 2 weeks since the last post- luckily there is some new art to show!
the center of this is a laserjet transfer to glass bead gel medium. the image was mounted on canvas with soft gel medium, which has enough body for me to make the marks that follow the twigs out of the image.i love rose hips in the winter and like the frosty feel of this one.
did a bit more to this one, like it better now. the nest is a laserjet transfer to some sort of lumpy medium with reflective pieces in it. the bird on the fence post is a packing tape transfer. a fun and easy method that bears more experimentation-

bird on a wire- another packing tape transfer-

this guy was printed on fabric (muslin) fed through a laserjet on a full sheet sized packing label. the print is great. since it is a heat set laser print it is possible to use gel medium without smearing the ink. i mounted it on a canvas. i'm really looking forward to playing with this more and adding texture via stitching.

lastly, falcon detail. i painted over with clear gesso and brightened up the beak and eye with colored pencil. which i like. i need to look at it for a while to decide if the background is finished.

great thanksgiving visit with mom & dad- so nice that they could come out, and to be able to take time off work to spend with them. great food with family & friends on turkey day (and beyond!) so much to be thankful for. including getting back in the studio!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

yikes! another artless week-

i am still dragging along in the art creating area..... haven't even been so good at photos lately. i do a daily photo on my great wide open art facebook page, and at a loss the other day i found the one below, threw a few filters on it & posted- it is now one of the more highly rated (ie "liked" images) that i have ever posted, with more viral than organic views. ok. huh. it clearly connects. which is good- that's the goal, it's just that this one took me a bit by surprise. which is a great thing about making art :)
back in the studio tonight (finally! haven't been there since last tuesday- which is why studio night is so important) with pam & nancy.

mixed media play- this is a packing tape transfer- love how clear the image is (laser print, packing tape, burnish the image on to the tape, soak the tape and rub the paper off). this is a double width of tape. 6x6 canvas

this is an 8x8 canvas. the transfer in this case is a laser print onto some sort of flake medium. i didn't love the result, but i wanted to use it anyway. the blackbird is another packing tape transfer. this one may be nearly done.

and the falcon... who i also think may be done. this is one where i feel like it needs something more, but i think that maybe i need to know when to stop too. the detail i put up on facebook got such great response that maybe i should just call it done. what do you think?

i will probably miss next week- mom & dad get here on tuesday for thanksgiving, so no studio night, and probably not much art in general- just nice time together.
see ya in a few weeks-

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

last week

we're having a beautiful indian summer here and i was finally able to get out and capture some color this weekend-

as well as some dog photos- my buddy echo





i loved the movement of these leaves and their glowiness (if it isn't a word it should be :) ). the twigs in the background add interest & reinforce the movement. the boken adds a nice contrast to the angularity of the image.

birds of prey. i need to get back to the red tailed hawk. haven't had the oils out for a month. the peregrine falcon is an image transfer of a photo i took at birds of prey in early october.

below is a detail of the image. the transfer was pretty clear. i added a coat of clear gesso over the image and then used colored pencil to fill in where i thought that the misses were really distracting.

the original background was white, because i wanted the transfer color to be good, so now i'm working back into the background. be fun to see where it takes me.

below are a couple of finished 6x6 pieces using laser print image transfers- the first to glass bead gel

the second to fiber paste-

lastly, round 2 of the marker/paint small canvasses

i sold 3 of these in october- small pieces in the print bin for $30- $35, seems like a good thing to keep doing. and they start with doodles, which is a good thing for me to do.
that's it for today. i spent election eve in the studio with lynn, drinking wine, making art. laughing & listening to music. we were pleasantly surprised when we decided to rejoin reality :)